They started with work on the footpath towards the Powdermills. Overhanging hedges were cut back and footpaths cleaned.
The footpath from the old Gaelscoil Ui Riordain to the pedestrian entrance to the Regional Park was cleaned.
John Buckley pruned the Hydrangeas at Poulavone. He also sorted out the Transition Stone Bed in Fr Sexton Park.
An area at Poulavone running along the length of road opposite the Hydrangeas was cut back to tidy it up and to allow for a two phase planting.
It is being planted as part of the Ballincollig Pollinator Corridor. Phase 1 will be the planting of seeds that will show this year and Phase 2 will be seeds that may show in 2020 but will have a better show the following year.
POULAVONE WILDFLOWER MEADOW –
Projects for 2019 have begun and, as a result of all the work Ballincollig Tidy Towns is doing with Griffins Garden Centre on the Pollinator Corridor, we have decided to extend the areas around the Roundabout to include a Wildflower Meadow.This has involved the clearing back of an area on the Eastern Side of the Roundabout and preparing this area for planting. By doing this we hope it will enhance the area even further and provide essential food etc. for bees along the Pollinator Corridor.
Fr. Sexton Park
Another new project for 2019. Some time ago we identified an area in which to put in a very different style flower bed. The area is the green in Fr. Sexton Park. This area is raised and surrounded by trees and old style metal fencing. As this is an older laid out estate in Ballincollig, we decided to go for an old style flower bed.
We got advice on it and the flowers that will be planted will be pollinators and will form part of Ballincollig’s Pollinator Corridor.